Fortuna acquires Australian Bred Two Year Old to race In Singapore

Fortuna Syndicators has acquired a promising Two Year Old type who has had one start in New South Wales for a close up 6th placing. Acquired from the China Horse Club on very good terms, BRUTUS (raced as Field Of Boaz in NSW but now renamed for Singapore racing by us). Shares available from NZ$1,000 

BRUTUS has been identified by Champion Singapore Trainer, Mark Walker as an ideal type for Singapore Racing.


A young Two Year Old with just one race day start in New South Wales, he was purchased by the powerful China Horse Club operation at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale in January 2018 for A$170,000. After racing him once and deciding he needed to be gelded, he was put up for sale by the CHC as they have a policy of only racing Colts and Fillies.

Fortuna acquired BRUTUS at the recent Inglis Online Sale for A$45,000. He is currently spelling at Lime Country Farm, an agistment property in New South Wales where he has now been gelded. He has been fully vetted and approved by the Singapore Turf Club for racing in Singapore. He is scheduled to travel to Singapore 15th July and should be ready to have his first race in Singapore in November. As a non-winner, BRUTUS will be eligible to race in Restricted Maiden Grade in Singapore, a Grade that carries prizemoney of S$75,000, (approx NZ$80,000.) A win in that Grade would then allow him to race in Novice Grade, also for S$75,000.

BRUTUS turns Three Years Old on 1 August 2019 and will be eligible for the very lucrative Singapore Three Year Old Series, a series of three races run over distances of 1200m, 1400m and 1600m between Mid-April and the end of May 2020, for prizemoney of S$175,000, S$400,000 and S$800,000 respectively.

Click HERE to see this lovely horse parading at Lime Country in New South Wales 1st May

Fortuna’s NZ Selector David Ellis comments “This Colt is an outstanding type – his colour, his walk, his conformation, he has all of the attributes of a lovely racehorse – John, you and Mark Walker have done a great job in picking this horse out”


BRUTUS possesses a very good pedigree. By the Stallion, Rubick (by Encosta de Lago), a very fast racehorse, he is out of the Mare, Harvest Queen, a winner on the track herself and the Dam of race track winners. Rubick is on fire as a first season Stallion with 10 Two Year old wins in Australia from his first crop, placing him 2nd on the list of First Crop Stallions.

View the Pedigree for BRUTUS.

Training & race history

BRUTUS was entrusted to leading NSW trainer John O’Shea and had one race day start, this at Kembla Grange in New South Wales on 6thApril where he led into the straight and was run down last few metres finishing a close up 6th, a very good debut effort.

View Brutus debut race at Kembla Grange on 6th April 2019 here.

Physical type

A strong, well-proportioned Chestnut by Rubick, standing 15.3 hands high and weighing 470 kgs,  BRUTUS has the physical attributes to match his pedigree. Australian bred Sprinter/Miler types have an exceptional record in Singapore over the years, particularly those who have shown form on Australian race tracks

Trainer’s view (Mark Walker)

“Brutus showed good form in his only start in Australia, possesses a lovely action, walks well and is well put together physically.  He has been lightly raced as a Two Year Old and my assessment of him is that with his pedigree and physical type, he will be perfectly suited to racing in Singapore and may well be an ideal candidate for the Singapore 3yo Series run in the Autumn of 2020”

  Syndicator’s view (John Galvin)

“This sort of opportunity is ideal for us as Syndicators, i.e  to be able to buy a well-bred, up and running Two Year Old with good Australian form on the board, for a fraction of what the original owners paid for him as a yearling – it takes a lot of guess work out of the equation both for us and his eventual ownership group. We went through this exercise last year with the 2yo Federation who, as a 3yo in Singapore has had four starts for a win and three placings.


  • Shares available right down to 1%.
  • 10% share NZ$10,000 – 5% share NZ$5,000 – 5% share NZ$2,500 – 1% share NZ$1,000
  • Share price includes all Initial Costs (Purchase price, Promoters Fees, Transport to Singapore, Insurance through to 31st January 2020, and Working Capital of $9,000 approx
  • Monthly ongoing costs commence 1st June 2019 – from that date ongoing costs are – 10% share $360 per month – 5% share $180 per month – 2.5% share $90 per month – 1% share $36 per month.
  • Monthly ongoing costs can alternatively be paid up to 12 months in advance as an option for subscribers

Purchase a share in BRUTUS today from the website HERE, or contact us for more information.